Microsoft To-Do Gets Series of Updates Across Platforms

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft with 15 Comments

Microsoft’s To-Do app has been getting a series of updates across all platforms over this week. The updates introduce new features on Windows 10, Android, and iOS.

Firstly, let’s talk about the Windows 10 app: it now lets you pin all of your lists to the Start Menu. This means if you have multiple lists, you can now have all your normal lists as well as smart lists pinned to your Windows 10 Start Menu. The update also introduces a confirmation for when you are trying to delete to-do tasks with inking gestures and introduces improved re-organization of your late activities.

Next up is iOS, where the iPad app for To-Do is getting support for a new, three-pane layout. The updated interface means you can now access the list menu, a particular list, as well as the details for a task all at the same time. You will now be able to view the steps required for a task without having to open the menu for the task everytime with the new update.

And lastly, on Android, To-Do is getting a redesigned My Day view where the Suggestions will pop-up instantly so you can add them to your day. The updated app also introduces the ability to snooze a reminder for 5 minutes, to up to an hour.

All these updates are a good indication of how Microsoft is pushing To-Do. The app has gotten a ton of updates over the last few months, and it has some more updates coming like a dark mode on iOS, and potential support for folders.

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Comments (15)

15 responses to “Microsoft To-Do Gets Series of Updates Across Platforms”

  1. jimchamplin

    Oh, they're finally turning Start into a more useful "home screen" style spot.


    PS are they totally showing us the Surface Book redesign in that product shot? ;)

  2. harmjr

    To Do Needs:

    1. Multi Account Support. Such as Work/School and personal Office 365 at the same time.
    2. Share a To Do list between Work/School and personal Office 365 users.
    3. Integrate with MS Teams.
    4. Integrate with OneNote like we use to have Outlook Task doing on OneNote 2016.
  3. will

    “All platforms*”


    *excluding macOS because it is not available there at all at this time.

  4. gregsedwards

    The Live Tile feature is kind of wonky, especially if you need to switch between multiple accounts. When you log out all of your pinned lists are removed from the Start menu. They've indicated that this will be addressed when multi-account support is released...soon.

  5. ommoran

    I need the functionality to e-mail a task into the system. Have they got that yet? Considering they don't have any exchange integration, this would be a great work-around.

    • BigM72

      In reply to ommoran:

      Apparently it does have Outlook tasks integration already. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/get-started-with-microsoft-to-do-0d8c74b1-06d4-4033-bf0f-51ad44f23819

  6. lordbaal1

    To do's I rather write down. On the old fashioned pen and paper. This way I will remember to actually do them.

    I was looking in One Note last week, and seen I made a to do list in there, half of them are not done, I just remembered to do them without every opening it since I put them in there.

  7. the_real_entheos

    Does it work way better than Wunderlist? I doesn't sound like it.


    Glad that we lowered taxes on corporations so they can acquire small ones and scuttle their products.

    Great for the economy! Just think how far Wunderlist would be if it were independent, or even merged with another small company that actually wanted to use their technology.


    It's not always this way. Amazon bought Ring and has done great things with it, especially their home security products.

  8. jmikelis

    I happen to like this app. Thanks for the suggestion. I plan to use it for my grocery lists at different stores.